March 2 2012 (Alex)
Why do Canadians dislike coalitions?
Why didnt they form a coalition to kick out the PM
Especially since sister countries (UK, Australia) w/similar parliamentary systems
In Canada H
February 27 2012 Part 2
A failed state is a state in which you have a civil war
Darfur has incentive to defect later
UN, what they do to promote peace 1. Have a third party that can monitor people
January 25 2012
What is Rowens prediction as to the possibility of democracy in China?
What is Peis prediction as to the possibility of democracy in China?
A serious flaw its as
January 18 2012
Measures from Democracies:
Very democratic, Moderately democratic, so on.
Measure needs to be:
Valid definition for concepts of your interest
Reliability applied to any context w/o measurement
January 13 2012
Key words: State/failed state, state of nature, equilibrium, social contract, Darfur,
war made state, taxation/nationalism.
What prevents punishment from being effective?
War made the state: Predatory
Continue from previous:
Because of military power uses military civilian does not
Some authoritarian countries replace leaders w/o changing their structures.
Then they tend to live longer.
March 5 2012
Key words: Different parliamentary democracies: Minority, singleparty, coalition
governments, Westminster systems; executive dominance. Semipresidentialism:
cohabitation. Presidentialism: Separation of origin and sur
January 9 2012
The origins of the modern state
What is a state? What does it do?
How would you save Darfur, or a typical failed state?
Why does an African country look very different from European countries?
What is comparative?
Any social science ultimately seeks to infer casual relationship.
Example from labor economics: higher education leads to higher income.
You compare different groups to prove this relationship.